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Warrnambool Cattle Report

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Report Date: 18th May 2022

Total Yarding: 800

There was a decrease in cattle numbers at Warrnambool to 800 head. The regular buying group attended and operated with more demand in a mixed quality offering from good down to plainer compared to last week. Prices for the younger and grown cattle remained unchanged to slightly easier due to the small drop in quality. Beef bred cows sold to a dearer trend of 10c to 15c, heavier dairy cows were firm and medium to light weight dairy cows sold from 20c to 30c/kg stronger. Beef bulls sold firm with the few dairy bulls selling slightly easier.

The couple of pens of vealers sold from 510c to 540c with the restockers paying from 420c to 500c/kg. Yearling steers to the trade made mainly from 420c to 450c, yearling heifers to the processors were from 470c to 532c and the feeders and restockers paid from 462c to 530c/kg for yearlings.

Grown steers made from 445c to 500c and heavier weights sold from 420c to 480c as the feeders paid from 480c to 512c/kg. Grown heifers sold from 300c up to 460c/kg with a pen of Friesian heifers selling at 360c/kg. Friesian grown steers made from 355c to 390c averaging 5c/kg dearer.

Heavy beef cows mostly made from 330c to 386c with some excellent quality pens selling from 382c to 400c/kg. Medium weight beef cows sold from 300c to 360c/kg. Heavy dairy cows made from 280c to 320c/kg with leaner dairy bred cows 248c to 280c/kg. The plainer cows sold from 170c to 254c with light cows down to 160c/kg. Beef bulls made from 320c to 340c and the dairy bulls from 260c to 280c/kg.

Market Reporter: Tim Delany.